The Day | Selling the Blueway

Fire Hydrant and ChairSteven Matthews

Good morning, East Village.

Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer and State Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh pen an op-ed about the Blueway: “We would build a footbridge spanning the FDR Drive at East 14th Street that would not only improve pedestrian access, but also protect the Con Ed power station from future floodwaters and guard against a repeat of last fall’s devastating blackout.” [Town & Village]

“In honor of Black History Month, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has released a list of 25 designated landmarks related to African-American culture and history. One of the 25 is the Charlie Parker Residence at 151 Avenue B in the East Village.” [Off the Grid]

The Brisket King of NYC has been crowned: “BristketTown’s Daniel Delaney took home the top prize at last night’s Brisket King competition at Santos Party House.” [Eater]

Le Philosophe offers “a trove of French culinary war horses” and “occupies a kind of spiritual midpoint between Balthazar and LaGrenouille”: “Order the phenomenal mussels, crowded into a bowl with monoliths of toast and a broth flaring with Aleppo pepper, add a side of archetypal frites, and you could easily think you are at the best French restaurant in town.” [NY Times]

Emma Watson dropped her iPhone in her soup while having lunch on the Lower East Side. [Celebrity Teen Scoop]

“Once known for covering models in subway advertising with his distinctive moustache signature, artist Patrick ‘Moustache Man’ Waldo debuted his first legal art show Thursday night at the Krause Gallery on Orchard Street.” [Daily News]

The Alacrity Project’s Monologue Jam is a monthly recital session that will showcase the new work of 15 artists ranging from comedians to actors to playwrights at Arlene’s Grocery on Stanton Street this Sunday night.” [DNA Info]

What an East Village puppy’s untimely death can teach us about dog safety on city streets. [Huffington Post]

An interior shot of Ratner’s, but is it the East Village location? [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]